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In Bolivia, American ‘democracy promotion’ is a farce

Today the future of democracy is teetering on a sharper edge in Bolivia than anywhere else in the world. The United States helped set off this crisis and cheered the collapse of Bolivia’s government in November, but within a few days, inevitably, most Americans forgot that anything happened there. Our…
bubmag
February 6, 2020
Lithium

Surging Mineral Demand Produces Sharper Focus on ‘Ethical’ Batteries

Julien Harneis/wikimedia commonsBlockchain-enabled transparency, rigorous third-party mining standards, local production, and recycling are among the strategies in play to create batteries that are planet- and people-friendly—a tall order, given that the supply chains supporting the EV revolution remain linked to environmental degradation and human suffering.“By decade’s end the battery market…
bubmag
January 30, 2020
Lithium

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Expecting More (Energy)

Iphone lithium battery Photo by Tyler Lastovich Last year, the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to three men who have been attributed with the creation of the Lithium-ion battery. "Lithium-ion batteries are used globally to power the portable electroni…
bubmag
January 27, 2020